The Guest (2014)
June 14, 2020 2:43 PM - Subscribe

A soldier introduces himself to the Peterson family, claiming to be a friend of their son who died in action. After the young man is welcomed into their home, a series of accidental deaths seem to be connected to his presence.

Currently streaming in the US on Netflix. Starring Dan Stevens (Legion, Downton Abbey. Directed by Adam Wingard (You're Next). Produced by MeFi's own Keith Calder.
posted by DirtyOldTown (9 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
I really like this movie a lot, especially the soundtrack. It's also the reason for this delightul moment on Good Morning Britain.
posted by acidnova at 3:13 PM on June 14, 2020 [2 favorites]


Clan of Xymox - A Day

... and I want to say Masquerade is in there for good measure, too?

Basically I can just dance like bananas to this whole movie.
posted by cocotine at 3:22 PM on June 14, 2020

This is a fun movie. The bar scene is amazing.

And, real talk: I am cis male and identify as hetero. But Dan Stevens in this movie reminds me that sexuality is a spectrum. Because holy shit. The force of personality he puts into this role is hypnotizing.
posted by DirtyOldTown at 3:27 PM on June 14, 2020 [2 favorites]

I love this movie but my all time favorite moment is the little smile he gives before he throws the grenades. Just omg YES.
posted by miss-lapin at 4:17 PM on June 14, 2020

Thanks for posting this DirtyOldTown-this is one of my go to comfort watch movies.
posted by miss-lapin at 4:18 PM on June 14, 2020

I have a particular love for the moment when they're carving pumpkins and he complains about the knives and whips out his own.
posted by acidnova at 4:37 PM on June 14, 2020 [2 favorites]

Props to Maika Monroe, too, who was excellent in this. Starring in this and It Follows in the same year seemed like it was going to launch her into the limelight—looking at her IMDb page, it looks like she’s been working steadily ever since, but I guess the transition from It Follows to It Girl is always going to be dicey.
posted by ejs at 8:13 PM on June 15, 2020 [3 favorites]

The best thing about this film is the way it let Dan Stevens thumb his nose at Julian Fellows and all the Downton Abbey fans who thought he was a brat for aspiring to a film career. Turns out, Dan Stevens can do/be damn near anything (including camp Russian Eurovision stars).
posted by EXISTENZ IS PAUSED at 4:28 PM on June 29, 2020 [3 favorites]

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